UOP provide technology propylene facility in US Gulf Coast

UOP to provide technology to propylene facility in US Gulf Coast

7:27 AM, 17th May 2013
UOP to provide technology to propylene facility in US Gulf Coast


DES PLAINES, US: UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, has been selected to provide technology for the world’s largest on-purpose propylene production facility, located on the US Gulf Coast. Ascend Performance Materials Operations LLC will use Honeywell’s UOP C3 Oleflex process technology to convert propane to propylene, a key ingredient in the production of materials such as nylon, films and packaging.

Ascend will install the Oleflex technology at a facility on the US Gulf Coast to produce more than 1 million metric tonne of propylene per year beginning in 2015. In addition to technology licensing, Honeywell’s UOP will supply engineering design, catalysts, adsorbents and selected equipment for the project.

“Global propylene demand is growing at about 4 - 5 per cent per year. The US is seeing an increase in on-purpose propylene production because of the abundance of low-cost propane from shale gas. Compared with competing propane dehydrogenation processes, UOP Oleflex technology provides the lowest cash cost of production, the highest return on investment and the smallest environmental footprint,” said Pete Piotrowski, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Process Technology and Equipment business unit, UOP.

© WOC News 




Your Comments (Up to 2000 characters)
Please respect our community and the integrity of its participants. WOC reserves the right to moderate and approve your comment.

Related News

Brenntag to acquire Blue Sky Environment

  MULHEIM AN DER RUHR, GERMANY: Brenntag, the global market leader in chemical distribution, has signed a purchase agreement to acquire the dist ...

Read more
DKSH to provide sales services to GlaxoSmithKline’s antibiotic product line

HONG KONG, CHINA: DKSH’s Business Unit Healthcare has successfully signed an agreement with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to provide contract sales serv ...

Read more
Technip bags NOVA’s polyethylene expansion contract in Canada

PARIS, FRANCE/ALBERTA, CANADA: Technip was awarded by NOVA Chemicals Corporation the detail engineering, and procurement services contract for the p ...

Read more
Toyo bags Sasol’s LLDPE plant contract in Louisiana, US

TOKYO, JAPAN: Toyo Engineering Corporation was awarded a contract from Sasol North America Inc to provide Front End Engineering Design (FEED) services ...

Read more
BASF strengthens technology footprint in industrial enzymes

LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY: With three separate transactions, BASF has strengthened its technology footprint in industrial enzymes, one of BASF’s ide ...

Read more
LyondellBasell to close HDPE unit in Wesseling, Germany

ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS: LyondellBasell will shut down a high density polyethylene (HDPE) unit in Wesseling, Germany in the third quarter of 2013 ...

Read more
www.worldofchemicals.com uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. X